1998 $5 Royal Flying Docotr Service of Australia 1928-1998 Proof Coin. In 1928 Reverend John Flynn established the Aerial Medical Service, later to become the Flying Doctor Service, and with its Royal Charter in 1955, the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The "Flying Doctors" of today service a huge area and sparse population, making its efficiency unique among the world's aerial medical providers. This special proof coin from the Royal Australian Mint commemorates the founding service which now flies more than 12 million kilometres a year, providing a "mantle of safety" over outback Australia. Mintage 20,000. Certificate of Authenticity is included with this coin numbered 01119..
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